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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Previous research in Western Australia (DAW494, DAW618, DAW00027 and DAW00134) has identified differences in herbicide tolerance amongst varieties of all crops and yield losses of more than 10% have been recorded in trials... While small reductions in yield may be acceptable if weeds are strongly competing with the crop, yield reductions greater than 10% due to herbicide phytotoxicity may be as significant as weeds in limiting crop returns... Herbicides can have off-target effects on crops and this can vary between cultivars, so tolerance testing is required...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
We have seen much of the traditional plant-breeding role of state agriculture departments replaced by private companies... Mace and Suntop were bred by Australian Grain Technologies (a company in which the GRDC is a partner) and LongReach Scout and LongReach Spitfire both come from LongReach, the first fully private wheat-breeding company started in Australia in 2002... The above are just a few examples, and there are similar advances being made in other crops, such as a superior new malting barley, Bass , from InterGrain, a plant-breeding collaboration between the GRDC, the WA Government (including the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA), and international companies Monsanto and Syngenta...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Previous research in Western Australia (DAW494, DAW618, DAW00027 and DAW00134) has identified differences in herbicide tolerance amongst varieties of all crops and yield losses of more than 10% have been recorded in trials... While small reductions in yield may be acceptable if weeds are strongly competing with the crop, yield reductions greater than 10% due to herbicide phytotoxicity may be as significant as weeds in limiting crop returns... Herbicides can have off-target effects on crops and this can vary between cultivars, so tolerance testing is required...
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